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Picayune Man Sentenced to over 13 Years in Prison for Trafficking Cocaine and Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi


Gulfport, Miss. – Patrick Johns, 46, of Picayune, Mississippi, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to 160 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for distributing cocaine and methamphetamine in Picayune, Mississippi, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Jere T. Miles with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Johns pled guilty on January 11, 2018 to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. He was part of a five-person indictment against a group of individuals who were distributing cocaine and methamphetamine in the Picayune area. During the course of the investigation, law enforcement purchased cocaine from Johns on two occasions and methamphetamine on two other occasions. Johns was also held accountable as a supplier to one of his co-defendants, Antonio Irwin. Irwin was sentenced on March 30, 2018 to 128 months in prison for distributing methamphetamine.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Meynardie.

Updated August 14, 2018

Drug Trafficking